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Balsam Grove News


August 15, 2019

Jam Session

There will be a jam session at the Balsam Grove Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 17, starting with a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Come join us for an enjoyable evening of music and fellowship.

Homecoming And Decoration

There will be a homecoming and decoration at the Macedonia Baptist Church starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a well-filled picnic basket and join us for lunch following the morning worship service. There will be a decoration at the Wolf Creek Cemetery in Jackson County starting at 11 a.m. Bring a well-filled picnic basket and join us for lunch following the decoration.

Kiesee Wildlife Club Meeting

The Kiesee Wildlife Club will meet at the Balsam Grove Community Center at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19. Everyone is invited to join us for the meeting.

Remember School Is Starting

Remember school will be starting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, so when you are leaving for work or out and about early in the morning leave a little earlier and drive slower as there will be school children standing by the side of the road waiting for the school bus. Buses will be out running their routs to pick up children, so make sure to allow more time to get to work.

Meet The Teacher

Be sure to check with your school to see which day they will be having Meet the Teacher, so you can take your child to meet the teacher and find their classroom before school starts on Wednesday morning.

Transylvania County Schools

Transylvania County Schools will begin at 8 a.m., Aug. 21. For those that will be transferring, you need to go to your school Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., to get registered before the first day of school. This will make things easier for the children, as well as the teachers.


Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Tim Thorpe, who passed away recently. May God Bless and be with them during this time of need.

Bread of Life Food Truck

The Bread of Life food truck will be at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. They will have plate lunches that you can take home with you. This service is available to anyone in the community, so make plans to come out to the community center on Wednesdays and get your plate lunch to eat.


Just a reminder, if you have donations for our yard sales, contact an officer of the community club to meet you at the community center to put it in the building. Items get ruined if they are just dropped at the door, and then we have to pay to have it hauled off. We appreciate your cooperation. Calls may be made to Bernice Powell at 884-6058 or Carol Gardner at 884-6497 or any other officer.


They have started a playgroup at the Balsam Grove Community Center every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Melissa Pearl of Community Playgroups is heading this up. There are different activities, crafts, snacks, etc., at no expense to the parents. For more information, email or call (828) 808-6638.

Silver Sneakers And Zumba

There have been some changes to the Tuesday exercise classes at Balsam Grove Community Center. From 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. there will be a balance, equality and stretch class. From 5:35 p.m. to 6:25 p.m., there will be a cardio/weight and bend toning class. The Zumba class will do circuit interval training from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and balance/gentle yoga from 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are free with silver sneakers membership. There is a small charge for the others. Dr. Melissa McCall is the instructor. For more information, contact Bernice Powell at 884-6259.


Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Owen celebrated their anniversary Aug. 6..


Those celebrating a birthday are Keitha Reid and Chris Daves, Aug. 1; Tony McCall, Aug. 2; Cameron Powell and Don Payne, Aug. 3; Sally Owen, Aug. 5; Karen M. Galloway, Aug. 7; Carol Gardner, Aug. 9; Brian McCall, Aug. 10; Callie Owen and Connie O. McCall, Aug. 11; Herbert Owen, Nicole Owen and Shawn Dodson, Aug. 12; and August Hall, Aug. 14. We wish all of these a happy birthday.

Rent The Community Center

If you would like to rent the Balsam Grove Community Center, call 884-6058.

Senior Citizens Lunch

For all seniors 60 and older, you may go to the Quebec Community Center Monday through Friday for lunch, games, fellowship and fun. If you would like to join them, call Pam McCall at 862-4466 for more information. Everyone seems to have a lot of fun and enjoy the games and fellowship.

Quebec Community Club

For those wanting to rent the building, call Ann Hendrix at (828) 862-4974. It costs $50 per day to rent the building. The third Saturday night bingo will be at the Quebec Community Center on Aug. 17. Food sales will begin at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7 p.m. There are two $50 jackpots and there will also be a drawing for the main door prize.


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